Course topics include transient and forced vibration of 1- and N-degree-of-freedom systems and an introduction to vibration of continuous systems. Hamilton's Principle and Lagrange's equations are used throughout the course to derive the equation(s) of motion. MATLAB is introduced and used to solve the equations of motion and plot the response of the system. This course also addresses common topics in applied vibrations such as the environmental testing, the shock response spectrum, random vibration, vibration isolation, and the design of tuned-mass damper systems.
An undergraduate vibrations course. Required course for Solid Mechanics track.
Required course for Solids/Mechanics of Materials focus area.